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Bridge Camera Decision - Nikon P700 or Canon SX60 HS

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  • Nov 10th, 2017 8:49 pm
[OP]
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Jul 5, 2016
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Bridge Camera Decision - Nikon P700 or Canon SX60 HS

I can't seem to decide on which one would be "better". It would be for nature shots, possibly action shots, portraits and just for an adventures my family and I go on. Zoom is important and the small difference between the two zooms is not a deal breaker. I tested these both out at Henry's and liked both zooms.

Thoughts?

http://cameradecision.com/compare/Nikon ... ot-SX60-HS
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Feb 16, 2006
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Either will do the job. There is probably less difference in image quality between these two than either of these and a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor such as a Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 IV. Yes, you pay a lot more for those.

I doubt that anyone here has had extensive experience with both or either.

I suggest you check out a few camera review sites to learn about some of the quirks of these, YouTube reviews, and Flickr for sample images.

Good review sites:

https://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/
http://www.steves-digicams.com/

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=nik ... gness-desc
https://www.flickr.com/search/?sort=int ... advanced=1

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Aug 29, 2006
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I would suggest paying a bit more for the 1" model too, otherwise the camera is just a mid end p&s with a zoom lens with the same PQ.

Also, if OP wants to stick to 1/2.3", the top model of the group is actually Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 per dpreview.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... ompacts/10
NewsyL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:08 pm
Either will do the job. There is probably less difference in image quality between these two than either of these and a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor such as a Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 IV. Yes, you pay a lot more for those.
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The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
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https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... ompacts/10

"The AF system is among the best you'll find in a compact"

Can't highlight this comment enough. Once you have worked with a camera with superb AF abilities you never want to go back to anything less.... unless you're one of the MF enthusiasts.

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[OP]
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Jul 5, 2016
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have actually done all that before posting. Spent hours researching
[OP]
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Jul 5, 2016
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Ok thanks. I will check those other options out.
[OP]
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Jul 5, 2016
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NewsyL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:08 pm
Either will do the job. There is probably less difference in image quality between these two than either of these and a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor such as a Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 IV. Yes, you pay a lot more for those.


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Yeah, those are more than what I want to pay and if I was to go that high, I would just get a entry level dslr and a separate zoom lens.
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NewsyL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:19 pm
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... ompacts/10

"The AF system is among the best you'll find in a compact"

Can't highlight this comment enough. Once you have worked with a camera with superb AF abilities you never want to go back to anything less.... unless you're one of the MF enthusiasts.

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Having the camera hunt for autofocus is a PITA and can make you miss shots.
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Nov 21, 2008
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Do you need that much reach?

I had the SX60. The IS is pretty good and it's fairly compact. I didn't like the viewfinder, and the small sensor cameras need good lighting.

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